Willapa Bay, Washington
Beach grown in pristinely, clean Willapa Bay, these Pacific beauties are lightly salty and delicately cucumber infused. Their khaki and grey fluted shells, deep cups, creamy meats and pure as the sea flavor make Willapa Bay a unique Washington oyster.
deep cupped | lightly salty | unique
Pairs Perfectly with:
- Cozy Fires
- Chilled Don Julio
- Your Favorite Album
- Valentine Bliss
GOOSEPOINT OYSTERS, A PICK-UP AND A DREAM
It began with one pick-up and a dream. In 1975, David and Maureene Nisbet began farming 10 acres of tideland in the southwest corner of Washington known as Willapa Bay. Selling totes of iced oysters out of the back of a single pickup truck, the Nisbet Oyster Co., Inc. romanced the tastes and hearts of local seafood connoisseurs. Today, they've grown their dream to a multi- generational farming family and a national business.
The Gritty Details:
Hatchery seed is transplanted from grow out beds to fattening beds for harvest. Bottom cultured naturally on the mud flats.
Flavor Influenced by:
- Salinity: Varies with seasons, average 3.2%
- Tides: Shallow estuary with interweaving river ways. 6 -10 foot tides exchange half the water volume in the bay daily.
- Bottom Makeup: Tidal mud flats